Meet Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year – NEA Today

Connecticut social studies educator Jahana Hayes is honored for her commitment to community service and efforts to promote teaching as a profession.

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In her application to be named Teacher of the Year, Hayes wrote, “Being constantly faced with negative media perceptions surrounding teaching practices and a perceived lack of accountability makes me much more determined to be vocal and supportive of teachers and teaching as a profession.”

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